Sep 28, 09
Read in September, 2009
This book was full of everything I don't like about short stories, stretched out into a novel. I was put off by the stylized, cinematic opening, the sort of tour-guide-to-the-landscape voice, but figured I could bear up until the story got underway. Which, for me, it never did. I was caught up in the action for a few pages at the end, but the rest of the time I was bored and bored. I had heard good things about O'Nan, and his subject matter always seems interesting, so it's a bit of a downer to know I'm probably not going to enjoy him.